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Seven common myths about endometrial cancer

Here is a fact check of the seven most common myths people have about endometrial cancer.

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - What it means and how to manage it

A variety of issues can cause abnormal uterine bleeding. It can be a sign of endometrial cancer, but a variety of other benign and treatable problems can also cause abnormal bleeding.

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Fertility saving treatment for endometrial cancer

An intrauterine device (IUD) could help preserve fertility and reduce the need for hysterectomies for women suffering from endometrial cancer.

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Why is it so important to diagnose Lynch Syndrome?

People with Lynch syndrome carry an increased risk of developing some types of cancers, particularly at a younger age.

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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Due to early detection and treatment, the prognosis of endometrial cancer is excellent for most patients.

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Where does endometrial cancer spread to?

Endometrial cancer arises from the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. The diagnosis is made through a curette, which takes some tissue from the endometrium for analysis under the microscope.

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What is the survival rate for endometrial cancer?

Numbers of patients diagnosed with endometrial cancer are increasing, with Cancer Australia estimating over 3,000 cases and 400 deaths per year in Australia.

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Why does obesity increase the risk for endometrial cancer?

As rates of obesity continue to increase, the numbers of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer is also expected to rise.

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Fertility sparing treatment for endometrial cancer

Endometrial (uterine) cancer develops when cells grow and multiply abnormally in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus.

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